In Nepal, it's a centuries-old tradition. Little girls are chosen to be Kumari, living goddesses, worshipped by Buddhists and Hindus alike. So what's it like for a normal child to have her world turned upside-down?
In a landmark verdict to ensure gender equality at places of worship, India's Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny women entry to Kerala's Sabarimala temple. Murali Krishnan reports.
Though not a traditionally religious city, Berlin is home to many faces of different faiths. But how much do nonbelievers know about the beliefs practiced around them? Tamsin Walker went soul searching.
The new law calls for jail terms for violators who banish women from the home during menstruation. But questions remain about enforcement in a country where the practice continues despite being outlawed a decade ago.
A millionaire businesswoman whose followers call her "Supreme Master" is behind a global chain of popular vegan cafes, including four in Germany. No one knows how Ching Hai amassed her vast fortune.
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